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murrey

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The deep purple-red colour of a mulberry; in heraldry, another term for sanguine. Recorded from late Middle English, the word comes via Old French from medieval Latin moratus, from morum ‘m...

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murrey

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The deep purple-red colour of a mulberry; in heraldry, another term for sanguine. Recorded from late Middle English, the word comes via Old French from medieval Latin moratus, from morum ‘m...

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Murrey

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 9 words.

English, Scottish, and Irish: variant of Murray.

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murrey

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 19 words.

(arch.) purple-red. — OF. moré adj. and sb., morée sb. — medL. morātum, -āta, f. L. mōrum

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Murrey

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 29 words.

Current frequencies: GB 270, Ireland 15 • GB frequency 1881: 809 • Main GB location 1881: Lancs; London

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murrey

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 32 words.

the deep purple-red colour of a mulberry; in heraldry, another term for sanguine. Recorded from late Middle English, the

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Murray [Murrey], Thomas

Rosalind K. Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 407 words.

Murray [Murrey], Thomas (1663–1735), portrait painter, was of Scottish origin and received his first lessons in art from one of the De Critz family. Subsequently he became a pupil of the...

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Whose Nationalism is it Anyway?

Murrey Stewart Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule.

in Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

June 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: UK Politics. 5906 words.

This chapter discusses approaches to nationalism, alternative perspectives in Scottish national identity, and methodologies employed. The study of national identity and politics in Scotland...

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The Politics of Contemporary Scottish Nationalism

Murrey Stewart Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule.

in Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

June 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: UK Politics. 9954 words.

This chapter considers political expressions of nationalism, examining events from the 1970s in more detail and drawing attention to the wider socio-political context of the politics of...

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The Changing Sense of Scotland: the Political Employment of National Identity

Murrey Stewart Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule.

in Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

June 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: UK Politics. 10344 words.

This chapter illustrates how the nationalist–unionist issue has changed over the last forty years in Scottish politics. The manifesto content analysis indicates the changing employment of a...

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Nationalism’s Metaphor: the Discourse and Grammar of National Personification

Murrey Stewart Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule.

in Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

June 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: UK Politics. 7746 words.

This chapter revisits Billig’s ‘banal’ thesis through the linguistic phenomenon of metaphor, exploring the banal reference to the nation as a personified individual to demonstrate...

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